Published: Mar, Juillet 18, 2017
International | By Oceane Deschanel

McCain has surgery to remove blood clot

McCain has surgery to remove blood clot

The U.S. Senate will delay its consideration of healthcare legislation while Arizona Republican Senator John McCain recuperates from surgery, Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said on Saturday.

Some fear that repealing the Affordable Care Act - the formal name of Obamacare - could adversely impact millions of Americans by effectively forcing them off of Medicaid, the health insurance program for the poor and the disabled, or making health costs soar for people with pre-existing conditions.

GOP leaders had planned to vote as early as Tuesday, but with McCain absent, Senate Republicans would fall short of the 50 votes needed to move ahead with the bill. In the meantime, Cheryl and I extend our best wishes to John, Cindy and the entire McCain family and pray for his speedy recovery. "Mayo Clinic doctors report that the surgery went 'very well' and he is in good spirits". The 80-year-old was advised by doctors to remain in Arizona next week, his office said.

Responding to the issue, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said in a statement late Saturday that the Senate will defer consideration of the health care bill.

"I can tell you, we hope John McCain gets better very soon because we miss him", Trump said during his "Made in America Product Showcase" event at the White House.

"I don't think right now he does", he said.

Meanwhile, two Republican senators - Susan Collins of Maine and Rand Paul of Kentucky - have already said they will not support a motion to proceed to floor debate on the legislation.

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Several Republicans in the party's conservative and moderate wings have expressed deep concerns over the latest draft unveiled Thursday.

According to a Congressional Budget Office analysis of BCRA last month, by 2026, 22 million more Americans would be uninsured under the GOP plan than if the ACA remained in place. Illinois Senators Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth (D-Illinois) say they'll vote against the plan.

"I remember a lot of outrage about two things when I first ran for office: Obamacare and the bank bailouts".

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McCain is a three-time survivor of melanoma.

It sounds more and more like health care reform may not be able to pass unless the Democrats get involved.

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